• Report:  #87788

Complaint Review: Berkeley Nutraceuticals - Avlimil - Lifekey - Cincinnati Ohio

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- Wasilla, Alaska,

Berkeley Nutraceuticals - Avlimil - Lifekey
1661 Waycross Road Cincinnati, 45240 Ohio, U.S.A.
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Whatever you do, DO NOT write return to sender on non-authorized orders you wish to return. My husband contacted the Postmaster and after looking at the label on our unordered 2 month supply of Avlimil he said the way it is posted makes it UNRETURNABLE and the post office has no choice but to put it in the garbage! This makes the case for the rip-offers that you received the product. Personally, I very easily found Steve Warshak's home address in Ohio, using the white pages on my home page and I will be sending the product back that way,

Also, when I ordered my Free sample there was an option to order the free sample without enrolling in the managed care direct option. I chose this option, (made a screen print, Heh! Heh!) and they STILL stole my credit card number and charged me $70 the following month.

The strange thing is when they originally charged the $4.50 shipping it was in two amounts, $2.50 and $2.00 and I wonder if this is how they sleazed their way into gaining the $70 authorization. Well, I don't expect to get my money back, (although I did file a complaint with the Atty General's office in Ohio, easily done online) But, realizing the scam I immediately called my credit card company and disputed the charge and they recommended I cancel the card and order a new one in oder to ensure no more charges could be made.

I think the name of this game is CYA, I only take comfort knowing eventually these scam artists get caught convicted and end up broke. I hope Steve and his wife enjoy their million dollar home in the suburbs of Cincinnati, because I can't wait to see Steve on COURTTV!


Anchorage, Alaska

EDitor's Suggestions on how to get your money back!


Go to your bank within 60 days of the charge, or as soon as you know about the charge, don't delay, and tell them that there has been fraudulent activity within your account. Explain that you wish you file a dispute, and demand that they assist you in accordance with Federal Regulation E.

According to the majority of victims interviewed by Rip-off Report, those who immediately called their banks to dispute the charges did not get very far. Many victims got the following responses from their banks: we could not do anything for you or you waited too long; it has been more than 60 days.

If the bank is says that you have waited too long, explain to them how you called their 800 number as soon as the charges were found, and were told by the bank that nothing could be done. Remind the bank that they failed to assist you properly at the 800 # , and instead, provided you with an inadequate explanation of your right to dispute. Tell the bank that it's their fault time has expired, and since they gave you the wrong info to begin with, they will just have to deal with it, take the loss and reverse the charges.

Tell them the truth; this was unauthorized and your account was NOT to be charged! Keep emphasizing how you never authorized anything! Direct them to the hundreds of victims reports that were filed on Rip-off Report.com. And if you're at the bank, walk them over to their computer and make them go to this site! If you are on the phone with them, tell them you will wait while they access this site! Either way, be persistent!


Let them know nicely, that you were advised to Report them (the Bank) and this situation to the Banking Commission in your state. Since each state has a different name for the agency/comptroller over banks, find that name before you call or get to the bank so you can throw it in their face. The more knowledgeable you appear to be, the further you will get.

And just continue to demand the Federal Regulation E form! The bank CAN, MUST and WILL reverse the charge! But, you must be persistent; ask to speak to the supervisor or the area manager for all the branches in the state.

Let the bank personnel know you are meeting with the media later in the day, that you would much rather they do the right thing (as most other banks have) by looking at the complaints and immediately reversing the charge(s) to your account; no matter how long ago it was. Be sure to call the Media if necessary so you are telling the truth.

If you have to, be loud (but nice) in front of other customers. If you are just calling by phone, the above tactics should still work. The bank can easily fax or mail to you the Federal Regulation E dispute form.


If the charge was to your credit card (not debit card, check card, or checking account), contact the credit card company as soon as possible to request a dispute form. Consumers usually have a little longer to dispute fraudulent credit card charges (up to 6 months), but it is better to act right away. In this type of situation, credit card disputes are usually successful since fraudulent companies often won't contest the disputed charge. In rare cases, credit card companies will review disputes, but refuse to reverse the charges. If this occurs, complain to a manager and let them know you will be filing a report here.

Remember Don't let them get away with it! Make sure they make the Rip-off Report .. The more Reports filed on a Company or individual, the more likely it is that the authorities, media and attorneys will want to take action.

And good luck Let us know how you do!

ED Magedson Founder, Rip-off Report.com & Author of www.ripoffrevenge.com

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1 Updates & Rebuttals


Can be easily taken care of ....

#2UPDATE Employee

Mon, April 19, 2004

If you printed the page where you ordered the free sample under non managed care direct, simply call customer care, get the fax number and fax that page into us for verification ... I know that will not be happening because that option doesn't exist on the website .. the free sample is a 30 day free managed care cycle. But, anyhow just go ahead and fax in that verification. Mr. Warshak and his wife do not live in a million dollar home either ... see the internet on such public information and you will quickly find they paid $631,000 ... 370,000 off. Take Care.

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